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From "Amit Nithian (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (SOLR-4310) If groups.ngroups is specified, the docList's numFound should be the number of groups
Date Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:05:13 GMT


Amit Nithian updated SOLR-4310:

    Attachment: SOLR-4310_2.patch

I was able to re-create my fixes against trunk and add a test to the non-distributed grouping
tests. I am having a tough time getting the distributed tests to pass with my patch and I
think there is a different code path that I am not accounting for. I'll look at this again
tomorrow but if anyone has ideas, please let me know!
> If groups.ngroups is specified, the docList's numFound should be the number of groups
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-4310
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: search
>    Affects Versions: 4.1
>            Reporter: Amit Nithian
>            Assignee: Hoss Man
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 4.2
>         Attachments: SOLR-4310_2.patch, SOLR-4310.patch
> If you group by a field, the response may look like this:
> <lst name="grouped">
> <lst name="series">
> <int name="matches">138</int>
> <int name="ngroups">1</int>
> <result name="doclist" numFound="138" start="0">
> <doc>
> <int name="id">267038365</int>
> <str name="name">
> Larry's Grand Ole Garage Country Dance - Pure Country
> </str>
> </doc>
> </result>
> </lst>
> </lst>
> and if you specify group.main then the doclist becomes the result and you lose all context
of the number of groups. If you want to keep your response format backwards compatible with
clients (i.e. clients who don't know about the grouped format), setting group.main=true solves
this BUT the numFound is the number of raw matches instead of the number of groups. This may
have downstream consequences.
> I'd like to propose that if the user specifies ngroups=true then when creating the returning
DocSlice, set the numFound to be the number of groups instead of the number of raw matches
to keep the response consistent with what the user would expect.

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